Palm trees, stunning beaches, snorkelling or bushwalking. The possibilites are endless on this enchanting island.
Be guided by local experts who are the best source of information on places you'll see or restaurant recommendations
Why choose when you can have both? Explore both forest trails and sandy beaches on this adventure
Experience and see the best of Australia's rainforest up close with a forest hike
Take a hike then cool off with a swim

Rainforest and Magnetic Island Cycle

7 days
Site savings
$1,462 USD

Experience the wonders of Paluma National Park, North Queensland's stunning coastline, and the vibrant city of Townsville on this 7-day guided e-bike and walking tour. Enjoy a hike and bike tour into the rainforest and explore the wetlands, river systems, and coastal landscapes of Townsville on a series of guided cycles. Sample the growing culinary scene in Townsville's Palmer Street and relax in hand-picked accommodation. Walk scenic trails and have the opportunity to join a snorkelling trip to explore the Great Barrier Reef. This tour offers a perfect combination of active exploration, relaxation, and swimming, appealing to anyone seeking a unique and unforgettable adventure.

  • Category
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    82 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    16.4 miles
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No booking or payment fees
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This tour captures the wonder of the World Heritage Paluma National Park, the beauty of the North Queensland coast, the vibrant city of Townsville and the tranquil beauty of nearby Magnetic Island. There's also a chance to explore the amazing World Heritage Great Barrier Reef or head off on a self guided cycle along the east coast of the island. On a series of guided cycles, explore the wetlands, river systems and coastal landscapes of the Townsville surrounds including a cycle/hike tour into the rainforest on day 1.

Back on the coast, sample the growing culinary scene in Townsville's Palmer Street and take in the balmy evenings while based in hand picked accommodation. Not to be missed is cycling just below Pepper Pot Mountain where the Ross River flows through Townsville before meeting the Coral Sea. It's a fantastic way to spot birdlife, visit gardens and swim in the landmark Riverside Lagoons. On other days, you can take historical rides through WW2 sites, the Pallarenda wetlands and the trails and tracks of Magnetic Island.

Arriving at the port on Magnetic Island, which is accessed via a short ferry ride from the mainland, cyclists will be immediately transported into a tropical paradise of palm tree lined sandy beaches fringed by coral reefs. Together with the planned biking routes there will be time to walk on trails to scenic vantage points and the opportunity to join a snorkelling trip to explore the undersea wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. This cycle trip is perfect for those seeking a combination of active exploring, relaxation and swimming.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodations
  • Route notes & maps provided with a navigational App
  • GPS information
  • Return ferry transfer Townsville to Magnetic Island
  • Bike return on last day
  • 4 days guided cycling with a local guide (days 2-5)
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour.
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • Travel insurance
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Travel to/from Townsville
  • Meals
  • Phone handlebar mount

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
2 tour add-ons available